Why does history remember some novels, and forget others? Okay, because most novels are forgettable. But there are some, a handful or two, that brush up against greatness itself, and yet don't seem to get a ticket on the literature train.
I'm rooting for Common Core. Anything would be better than the humiliation of today's bubble-in testing.
I don't know why Nora took an interest in me. I like to think that maybe she saw her younger self in me.
I recently caught up with Ian Johnson, an old friend and sometimes co-author, and asked him some of the sorts of questions I thought he might get when he is part of an upcoming Asia Society panel on contemporary China.
The truth is that this dispute is not about saving literature or the sanctity of the literary world, it is about the publishers' business model.
About bare-knuckled politics, Beltway commentators have little to say. Ezra Klein gives us the inevitable, inexorable, crippling worldview in which the people don't exist, except in Pew polls.
Is there an epidemic of mental illness? That is the question posed by Marcia Angell in her two-part series in the New York Review of Books.
Corrosion of the public spirit of scientists and the distortion of scientific inquiry is one of the many costs of pervasive commercialization. And what's truly depressing is that the Obama FDA is only marginally better on this front than George W. Bush's.
Pakistan was still reeling from the assassination of a Punjab governor when the news broke about Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson. What does one have to do with the other? All too much.
A recent op-ed on Kissinger and his response have generated a good deal of media buzz but the discussions have been largely political and have ignored an interesting art angle to the story.
Of all the bookstore and newsstands I have been blessed to browse none matches the selection of quarterly publications and magazines of substance offered by Paras -- none.
An impressive group of thinkers gathered on Tuesday night at the 92nd St. Y to debate the topic of "Has the American Jewish Establishment Failed Young Jews?"
As the intersection between media and politics has become clearer, so too has the blending of technology and culture. And Pogue's at the forefront of this movement.
Facebook me is better than actual me. Smarter, wittier, funner, prettier. But does Facebook, as a platform, reduce the richness of my personhood? Absolutely.
The U.S. is currently shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs each month. It's not just in the Ozarks that the recruiters are the only ones with jobs around: the economy shed 125,000 jobs in June.
by Khaled Hosseini
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
by Ramona Ausubel
by Helene Wecker
Published on April 23rd, 2013